Sugar Cookies


Sugar Cookies

Recipe type: Yield: 4-6 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup lard
  • 4 cups Wondra flour plus more for rolling (Wondra flour is finely ground and produces a lighter cookie; you may substitute cake flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cap full of vanilla
  • Sugar for sprinkling
  • Ingredients for icing
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp coffee (to cut the sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Knead together sugar, lard, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Make a hole in the center of the dough, and pour eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla into it.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Chill dough overnight.
  5. Flour a work surface, your hands, and a rolling pin with Wondra flour.
  6. Roll dough until it’s about 1/4-inch thick.
  7. Use heart shaped cookie cutters for Valentine’s Day.
  8. Then place dough onto a baking sheet (preferably a baking stone).
  9. Sprinkle some with sugar, and leave others for icing.
  10. Bake at 400°F for about 8 minutes.
  11. Beat together ingredients for icing and add pink/red food coloring, if you like.
  12. Spread onto cookies, or use a piping bag to decorate them with sprinkles or chocolate bits.
  13. Store cookies in an airtight container.

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